You’ve found the perfect home for you and your family but you need some more storage space. Whether you need more space in your bedroom, kitchen or garage, a little more room to organize is always helpful. This task isn’t as simple as it seems. You can add more shelving or build a whole closet but the design has to be right. It has to fit within your home and be customized to what you need. When you decide to start a home project, you should always find a reliable professional. Here are three steps to finding the perfect custom closet builder in NJ.
Research is Key
Research everything and anything you can think of. First, think of your design and what you want. Research ideas and come up with a clear vision. Next do some research about the project itself. See if you can find some stories about closet building processes so you know what you expect. Do your best to understand what you home and surroundings will be dealing with during the home project. Become familiar with the best practices, products and materials for a custom closet project. Then start looking for closet builders. Look for reviews and portfolios. Try to find someone who fits your vision.
Use Multiple Sources
It’s easy to do all your research online but you want to expand your search to other sources. This can only help you in the long run. Talk to family, friends, neighbors and coworkers and see if they have worked with any closet builders or know of any. Talking to someone who has gone through a similar project can be very helpful. Find out what you should look or watch out for.
For additional resources try a trusted real estate professionals or local building inspectors. Real estate agents work with a lot of different people, including contractors. Your local building inspectors will likely have knowledge of contractors in the area and an idea of their work. The more people you can ask or talk to about your project, the better.
By now, you should have a thorough list of some reputable closet builders and what you want out of your new closet or organizer. The next step is to give each of them a call. Learn more about their experience and take note of how they communicate with you. Your main goal of the initial call is to get the names of a few references you can speak to. When speaking with the references, ask about the quality of the work and any problems that occurred during their project. After talking to the references, narrow down your list to at least three closet builders to have a face-to-face interview with. This is important in determining who you’re going to work well with and who understands your vision the best. During the interview, ask them anything you want to know about the job and their work experience. Some sample questions would be:
- How long will the project take?
- What is the process for handling any problems that may occur?
- Are there any conflictions with the design you want?
- Do you think the design I’ve come up with will meet all of my goals?
You want to choose someone who communicates well and is honest with you about the project.
Building and designing custom closets can be a big job. There are many details to think about. With the help of a professional, you can get your dream closet in no time. Closet Engineers have been custom closet builder in NJ as well as New York and Connecticut for over 60 years. Our experience is endless and we are loyal to our customers. Your ideal closet is what you get with us. A design consultation is always free so give us a call to learn more.